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how to use Internet Explorer 11 64 bits rather than the 32 bit version, on Windows 7 familial premium 64 bit

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  • Hi,

    my system : up to date computer, W7 familial premium (64 bit), Internet Explorer 11 (32 bit)

    I use this computer on the web to visit just one website, always the same and several hours a day ; this site advocate the use of Internet Explorer 64 bits for more efficiency.

    How can I get to install, or switch to the 64 bit version of Internet Explorer, as presently when I try to install a downloaded version, I get as an answer something like "installation not possible because the more up to date version of Internet Explorer is already installed on your computer". Thanks

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:25 PM

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  • Hi,

    On a 64-bit version of Windows, please click system drive, there should be a “Program Files” and “program Files x86”,  the "Program Files" folder is for 64-bit programs and the "Program Files (x86)" folder is for 32-bit programs, you will find IE11 64 bit has already installed in you system in “Program Files”>”Internet explorer”.

    Regards,

    Yolanda

    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:06 AM
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  • Add on to the previous message :   the website advocate the use of IE 64 bit + Java 64 bit rather than IE 32 bit + Java 32 bits
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:58 PM
  • Hi,

    On a 64-bit version of Windows, please click system drive, there should be a “Program Files” and “program Files x86”,  the "Program Files" folder is for 64-bit programs and the "Program Files (x86)" folder is for 32-bit programs, you will find IE11 64 bit has already installed in you system in “Program Files”>”Internet explorer”.

    Regards,

    Yolanda

    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Yolanda,

    thanks for your clear explanation ; it works fine ; you've answered the question.

    Best regards,

    FH

    Friday, November 22, 2013 9:42 PM
  • The compatibility is certainly important. Thank you for bringing it up. What about Adobe Flash?

    I would like to know if I can delete (i.e., rename) my 32-bit IE installation, thus forcing the system to run ONLY the 64-bit version. My IE 11 (on Win7) hangs several times per day, and it's almost always the 32-bit that's the "faulting application." The faulting module varies (frequently MSHTML.dll), but I wonder if there isn't a crossing of wires, so to speak -- some sort of contention between the two IE versions that's causing the hangs, crashes, and even a BSOD.

    In terms of memory allocation, per Task Manager a short while ago, the first 6 instances of iexplore.exe were all 32-bit, a single instance of 64-bit, then several more 32s.

    If anyone knows the ramifications of my making the 32-bit version "invisible," and, indeed, what would be the best way to go about it, I would really appreciate it.

    Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:22 AM